Category: Kharabagh

Soldiers Injured in Artsakh War Receive Funds from New Foundation

Soldiers Injured in Artsakh War Receive Funds from New Foundation

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff YEREVAN — The death toll of soldiers killed in the line of duty while defending Artsakh sadly to seems continue unabated a quarter of a century after Armenians there sought independence from Azeri rule. Now, the government of Armenia has created a program to pay the families of soldiers […]

Senior House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Brad Sherman Calls for Continued US Funding for Demining Artsakh

Senior House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Brad Sherman Calls for Continued US Funding for Demining Artsakh

WASHINGTON — Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armenian Caucus Member Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) last week urged support for US funding for demining efforts in Artsakh during the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats hearing entitled “Examining the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal for Europe and Eurasia,” […]

Armenians Seek War Crimes Rulings Against Azerbaijan

Armenians Seek War Crimes Rulings Against Azerbaijan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Hundreds of Armenians have filed government-backed lawsuits in the European Court of Human Rights accusing Azerbaijan of beheading Armenian soldiers and committing other atrocities during last year’s heavy fighting around Nagorno-Karabakh. Ara Ghazarian, an Armenian legal expert involved in the unprecedented legal action, said on Tuesday that the Strasbourg-based court has already requested […]

Wounded Heroes Fund Provides Military-Grade Medical Kits to Soldiers in Armenia, Artsakh

Wounded Heroes Fund Provides Military-Grade Medical Kits to Soldiers in Armenia, Artsakh

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — The unexpected Azeri attack on Artsakh in April 2016 that claimed the lives of about 100 soldiers and many civilians in Artsakh shocked not only those in Armenia and Artsakh, but many around the world. This surprise attack led to the founding of the Armenian Wounded […]

Wounded Heroes Fund Provides Military-Grade Medical Kits to Soldiers in Armenia, Artsakh

Wounded Heroes Fund Provides Military-Grade Medical Kits to Soldiers in Armenia, Artsakh

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — The unexpected Azeri attack on Artsakh in April 2016 that claimed the lives of about 100 soldiers and many civilians in Artsakh shocked not only those in Armenia and Artsakh, but many around the world. This surprise attack led to the founding of the Armenian Wounded […]

Armenia Ombudsman Urges International Condemnation of Azeri Shelling

Armenia Ombudsman Urges International Condemnation of Azeri Shelling

YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Armenian human rights defender Arman Tatoyan has detailed Azerbaijan’s shelling of Armenian border villages of July 20-22 to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in a recent phone call. According to the Ombudsman, Azerbaijani armed forces are specifically targeting civilian settlements and properties, opening fire towards community schools, kindergartens and houses. In the phone […]

Armenian President to Meet with Azeri Leader

Armenian President to Meet with Azeri Leader

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has said that a meeting with Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev may be held in fall, although Yerevan does not expect any particular results from the meeting. Nevertheless, the Armenian side does not have anything against such meetings, the Armenian president noted. “The preliminary agreement was reached when […]

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

Soirée Raises $220,000 for Clearing Landmines in Karabakh

WINCHESTER, Mass. — A dinner party on Saturday, June 10, at the home of Raffi and Nina Festekjian, raised $220,000 for Halo Trust’s Safe Steps for the People of Karabakh Campaign, surpassing expectations by the organizers. The goal is to demine the entirety of Artsakh by 2020. The Festekjians are the co-chairs of the campaign. Raffi […]